Surface Engineering & Electrochemistry

WhatIf-Thorpe Thorpe, Steven J.

Water sustains life, but it will also prove to be one of the most important energy resources in the 21st century.

Professor Steven Thorpe and his Surface Engineering & Electrochemistry (SEE) Group are developing novel catalysts using nanomaterial chemistries and fabricating unique nanostructures to produce clean hydrogen fuel through the electrolysis of water. The same technique can also be applied to treat waste water while producing clean combustible fuels that can be used in stationary power and transportation, simultaneously solving both energy and environmental issues on a global level.

Advanced materials engineering: harnessing water to power and preserve the future.

Examples of related undergraduate courses

  • MSE 315 | Environmental Degradation of Materials
  • MSE 558 | Nanotechnology in Alternate Energy Systems

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